The Resource Agent of destiny : the life and times of General Winfield Scott, John S.D. Eisenhower

Agent of destiny : the life and times of General Winfield Scott, John S.D. Eisenhower

Label
Agent of destiny : the life and times of General Winfield Scott
Title
Agent of destiny
Title remainder
the life and times of General Winfield Scott
Statement of responsibility
John S.D. Eisenhower
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Historian John S.D. Eisenhower, author of So Far From God and The Bitter Woods, explores the facets of Scott's career and the ways he shaped - and was shaped by - the goals and ambitions of a young republic. As Eisenhower vividly demonstrates, American history cannot be fully understood without an appreciation of Scott's life and influence
  • He not only presided over America's territorial expansion and, reluctantly, over the relocation of American Indians during the episode known as the Trail of Tears, but also played a leading role in the development of the United States Army from a tiny, loosely organized, politics-dominated establishment to a disciplined professional force capable of effective and sustained campaigning
  • Scott's career was not an uninterrupted series of successes. He was the hero of two major wars and the diplomat who prevented at least three other potential wars with Britain. Yet during his fifty years of service, Scott was placed before a military court three times and once even convicted, incurring a year's suspension from the army. He was roundly defeated when he ran for president in 1852. As Eisenhower's careful study discloses, some of Scott's troubles were created by his own political ambitions
  • But Scott the General was a person of monumental proportions and the key agent of America's Manifest Destiny
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1922-2013
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eisenhower, John S. D.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E403.1.S4
LC item number
E5 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Scott, Winfield
  • Scott, Winfield
  • United States
  • United States
  • American Civil War
  • Mexican War
  • War of 1812
  • Generals
  • Mexican War, 1846-1848
  • Generals
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Agent of destiny : the life and times of General Winfield Scott, John S.D. Eisenhower
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 433-439) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The bugle and the drum -- A shaky beginning -- "On to Canada!" -- Captured at Queenston, 1812 -- Captive -- The capture of Fort George -- Muddle at Montreal -- Victory at Chippewa -- Wounded at Lundy's lane -- Hero -- Domestic bliss and a feud with Jackson -- Ridiculous resignation -- Black Hawk War, 1831 -- Watching the nullifiers -- Enter Erasmus D. Keyes -- Frustration in Florida, 1836 -- Scott faces a court of inquiry -- The great pacificator, 1838 -- Along the trail of tears -- Diplomacy and politics -- General-in-chief at last -- "A hasty plate of soup" -- Triumph at Veracruz -- Cerro Gordo: almost according to plan -- The long summer of 1847 -- The valley of Mexico -- Truce, tragedy, and triumph -- Peace with Mexico -- Fire from the rear -- The last Whig candidate, 1852 -- Relegated to the sidelines -- The Lincoln inaugural -- Fort Sumter, April 1861 -- Guardian of Washington -- The anaconda plan and Bull Run -- "Hard is the fate": October 1861 -- Taps -- Appendixes: Winfield Scott and the presidents under whom he served -- Cherokee removal, 1838-1839 -- Sequence of events, May 1860-April 1861
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 464 pages
Isbn
9780684844510
Lccn
97034049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)37379894
  • (OCoLC)ocm37379894
Label
Agent of destiny : the life and times of General Winfield Scott, John S.D. Eisenhower
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 433-439) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The bugle and the drum -- A shaky beginning -- "On to Canada!" -- Captured at Queenston, 1812 -- Captive -- The capture of Fort George -- Muddle at Montreal -- Victory at Chippewa -- Wounded at Lundy's lane -- Hero -- Domestic bliss and a feud with Jackson -- Ridiculous resignation -- Black Hawk War, 1831 -- Watching the nullifiers -- Enter Erasmus D. Keyes -- Frustration in Florida, 1836 -- Scott faces a court of inquiry -- The great pacificator, 1838 -- Along the trail of tears -- Diplomacy and politics -- General-in-chief at last -- "A hasty plate of soup" -- Triumph at Veracruz -- Cerro Gordo: almost according to plan -- The long summer of 1847 -- The valley of Mexico -- Truce, tragedy, and triumph -- Peace with Mexico -- Fire from the rear -- The last Whig candidate, 1852 -- Relegated to the sidelines -- The Lincoln inaugural -- Fort Sumter, April 1861 -- Guardian of Washington -- The anaconda plan and Bull Run -- "Hard is the fate": October 1861 -- Taps -- Appendixes: Winfield Scott and the presidents under whom he served -- Cherokee removal, 1838-1839 -- Sequence of events, May 1860-April 1861
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 464 pages
Isbn
9780684844510
Lccn
97034049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)37379894
  • (OCoLC)ocm37379894

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